2022-2023 Catalog

MUSC 248 Advanced Production: Sampling and Synthesis

Music producers have at their disposal a set of powerful tools that enable them to create, shape, and refine their sounds in their studios. In this course, we will use Kontakt and Reaktor for a hands-on approach to building virtual instruments and synths. We will address topics such as synthesis and sampling, and we will create and shape pads, basses, and drums by using virtual instruments and third-party plugins. Students compose more advanced creative projects using the instruments they create.


4 units


MUSC 148 with a grade of B- or higher and permission of instructor, and MUSC 151 (may be taken concurrently)